Over the last decade, almost every type of bacteria has become stronger and less responsive to antibiotic treatment. Bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections are remarkably resilient and can survive drugs designed to kill them. These antibiotic-resistant bacteria can quickly spread to others, threatening the community with a new strain of infectious disease that is more difficult to treat. Approximately 75% of bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are resistant to at least one of the drugs most commonly used to treat infections. Gonorrhea, malaria, tuberculosis and childhood ear infections are just a few of the diseases that are becoming more difficult to treat with antibiotic drugs.
Our bodies don't become resistant to antibiotics, microbes become resistant to the drugs. Most people with chronic illnesses ( like us) have had more than our share of medication. It's helpful to know that there are alernatives that are natural and less likely to cause harm.
3. Haas, Elson, Staying Healthy with Nutrition (2006), Celestial Arts, Berkeley